Social Epidemiology / Edition 1

Social Epidemiology / Edition 1

by Lisa F. Berkman
ISBN-10:
0195083318
ISBN-13:
2900195083315
Pub. Date:
03/09/2000
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA

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Overview

Social Epidemiology / Edition 1

Social epidemiology is the study of how the social world influences — and in many cases defines — the fundamental determinants of health. This link was substantiated in the first edition of Social Epidemiology, and the generation of research that followed has fundamentally changed the way we understand epidemiology and public health.

This much-awaited second edition elevates the field again, first by codifying the last decade of research, then by extending it to examine how public policies impact health. The new edition includes:

· 11 fully updated chapters, including entries on the links between health and discrimination, income inequality, social networks, and emotion
· Four all-new chapters on the role of policies in shaping health, including how to translate evidence into action with multi-level interventions
· Updated references, detailing the best research over the last two decades

The result is a bold, brilliant text that will serve the new world of epidemiology in which scientists both observe health and design interventions to improve it. Social Epidemiology again sets an intellectual agenda and provides an essential foundation for those interested in social determinants of health around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900195083315
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 03/09/2000
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Lisa F. Berkman, PhD, is the Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy, Epidemiology, and Global Health and Population at the Harvard School of Public Health. She is the Director of the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies.

Ichiro Kawachi, MD, PhD, is Professor of Social Epidemiology and Chair of the Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard School of Public Health, where he has taught for over 20 years.

M. Maria Glymour, ScD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco, where she directs the PhD program in Epidemiology and Translational Sciences.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Leonard Syme

Chapter 1
A Historical Framework for Social Epidemiology: Social Determinants of Population Health
Lisa F. Berkman and Ichiro Kawachi

Chapter 2
Socioeconomic Status and Health
M. Maria Glymour, Mauricio Avendano, and Ichiro Kawachi

Chapter 3
Discrimination and Health Inequities
Nancy Krieger

Chapter 4
Income Inequality
Ichiro Kawachi and SV Subramanian

Chapter 5
Working Conditions and Health
Lisa F. Berkman, Ichiro Kawachi, And Töres Theorell

Chapter 6
Labor Markets, Employment Policies, and Health
Mauricio Avendano and Lisa F. Berkman

Chapter 7
Social Network Epidemiology
Lisa F. Berkman and Aditi Krishna

Chapter 8
Social Capital, Social Cohesion, and Health
Ichiro Kawachi and Lisa F. Berkman

Chapter 9
Affective States and Health
Laura D. Kubzansky, Ashley Winning, and Ichiro Kawachi

Chapter 10
Changing Health Behaviors in a Social Context
Cassandra Okechukwu, Kirsten Davison, and Karen Emmons

Chapter 11
Experimental Psychosocial Interventions
Thomas A. Glass, Amii M. Kress, and Lisa F. Berkman

Chapter 12
Policies as Tools for Research and Translation in Social Epidemiology
M .Maria Glymour

Chapter 13
Applications of Behavioral Economics to Improve Health
Ichiro Kawachi

Chapter 14
Biological Pathways Linking Social Conditions and Health: Plausible Mechanisms and Emerging Puzzles
Laura D. Kubzansky, Teresa E. Seeman, M .Maria Glymour

Chapter 15
From Science to Policy
Michael Marmot and Jessica Allen

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